Interview: Summer Beauty and Fashion 101 with Style Expert Lilliana Vazquez

 Looking to update your look this summer? If so, you’re in luck! Style expert and TV personality Lilliana Vazquez joined me recently to discuss everything from whitening and brightening your smile to the hottest fashion trends this season!

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Updating your look for summer with TV personality and Style expert, Lilliana Vazquez


Candace Rose: With summer officially here, can you tell us about your best summer style?

Lilliana Vazquez: “Absolutely. For me, summer style isn’t just about fashion, it’s also about beauty and one of the easiest places to update your beauty routine is with your smile. A great smile never goes out of style and you want to look for a toothpaste that not only cleans your teeth but also cares for your teeth. I really love Arm & Hammer Advance White toothpaste and their Complete Care toothpaste. They both have stain defense technology, and what that does is it prevents new stains from setting in on your teeth and it ensures you have a bright white smile all summer long.”

Candace Rose: With the weather heating up, what’s an easy way we can freshen up our look?

Lilliana Vazquez: “Start with your skin too. We’re all wearing shorter hemlines, we’re wearing a swimsuit at the beach/at the pool. You want that silky smooth skin and one way to get that is to remove unwanted hair. So I recommend that women skip the spa and wax at home. Nair has a product called the Brazilian Spa Clay Roll On Wax, and what I love about this is the product is super easy to use at home so you just microwave the applicator- put this in the microwave for about 15 seconds and warm it up, roll it on and then use the papers included to remove any unwanted hair. The results last weeks longer than shaving and it’s much more affordable than visiting your local spa or salon.”


Candace Rose: Whatelse can we do this season to look and feel our best?

Lilliana Vazquez: “Well, I think taking care of your hair is really important too. A lot of us assume that the only damage we’re causing is being outside in the elements or being in a pool with chlorine. But things like chlorine and minerals are also found in our shower. So to limit that what you want to use is a shower purification system; this is Beauty Water by Jonathan Products, and basically it’s a Brita for your shower. What it does is it removes 91% of chlorine and chemicals so you have shiny softer hair and even softer skin, and that’s available at

Beauty Water Jonathan

Beauty water by Jonathan

One thing I hate in the summer is humidity, so you want to look for hair products that build volume. Gigi Gatsby has a new collection called Ooh La La Volume and it’s designed to help build 40% more volume and 50% more strength. There’s everything from a shampoo and conditioner to an anti-humidity hairspray, and that’s available at GatsbySalon.”

Candace Rose: How about when it comes to fashion- do you have any tips for updating our look?

Lilliana Vazquez: “Absolutely! I have two favorite trends this summer and one of them is neon. An easy way to incorporate neon is to try it out with your accessories- so need to try on a neon shirt or neon dress! A great neon shoe, a necklace; even an earring is an easy and foolproof way to incorporate a hard to wear trend. Also, I love prints for the summer. I think they’re fun, they’re whimsical and if you’re going to do a print- say a printed short or a printed jean, you want to keep the rest of the outfit really simple and in a solid color.”


Candace Rose: Do you have any additional tips or information you’d like to share?

Lilliana Vazquez: “If you want to know more about all of the products I just told you about, you can actually go to”


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